Women In Business Archives

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Selects Board

Joan Brubacher, president and CFO, Beamz Interactive, Inc.

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation announced newly appointed leadership for fiscal year 2014 – 2015. * Joan Brubacher, President, Chief Financial Officer, Beamz Interactive, Inc., Board Chair * Terry Roman, Partner, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P., Vice-chair * Katie Scardello, Senior VP & Senior Client Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Treasurer/Finance Chair * Jude Miller-Burke, Ph.D.,… Read More →

Significant investment will Fuel WebPT’s Growth

WebPT founder Heidi Jannenga

WebPT, the leading web-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rehabilitation therapists, announced it has received a significant investment from Battery Ventures. WebPT intends to use the new capital to accelerate growth. Founded by Brad and Heidi Jannenga in 2006, WebPT is the leader in the rehab-EMR industry. The company’s innovative technology has been adopted… Read More →

Stanton Appointed to Business Court Advisory Committee

Nicole France-Stanton, office managing partner, Quarles & Brady.

The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Phoenix office managing partner, Nicole Stanton, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Business Court Advisory Committee. This is a newly established committee, by order of Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch, which is dedicated to examining current processes for resolving business cases… Read More →

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli creates new position

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Jones, Skelton & Hochuli has created a new position, titled Director of Paralegals and Litigation Technology. This position is the first of its kind. “We believe having this new position will add value to the paralegal team as well as the clients they serve, by creating a more efficient and streamlined team,” says Jennifer Lovato,… Read More →

Cheng succeeds Haeger as NAU president

Rita Cheng

The Arizona Board of Regents has approved the selection of Rita Cheng as president of Northern Arizona University. The vote came during a special board meeting Wednesday in Phoenix. Cheng has been the chancellor of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale since mid-2010. She’ll begin as NAU’s 16th president on Aug. 15. The regents will be… Read More →

DMYL Attorneys Named to Top 50 Pro Bono List

Sesaly O. Stamps, Kristen B. Klotz and Lisa Anne Smith

The Law Offices of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin and Lacy announced attorneys Lisa Anne Smith, Kristen B. Klotz and Sesaly O. Stamps as recipients of the 2014 Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona Award, awarded by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education. The attorneys practice in the areas of education law, employment law,… Read More →

Abrazo announces new trauma program manager

Tiffiny Strever

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced the appointment of Tiffiny Strever as Trauma Program Manager for West Valley Hospital. As Trauma Program Manager, Strever will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a quality, cost-effective system of care for trauma patients and their families. She will manage trauma… Read More →

Pieceful Solutions hires new COO

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Mesa-based Pieceful Solutions, the first and fastest-growing K-12 school in Arizona for children with autism spectrum disorders, hired Robin Rollando as its Chief Operating Officer. In her new role at Pieceful Solutions, Rollando will oversee business development, human resources, marketing, finance, information technology and overall business operations, among other duties. Rollando is an operations veteran,… Read More →

Arizona civil engineer designs sexy, modest swimsuits

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Summertime means sunshine and pool weather, but for many women for the thought of wearing a swimsuit is terrifying and frustrating. Arizona mother and civil engineer Lensa Kitilla suffered from back acne, also called bacne, as a teenager, which left scars. Her scars led to a feeling of embarrassment when it came to wearing traditional… Read More →

Dreyer joins FirstService Residential as VP

Vanessa Dreyer, FirstService Residential

FirstService Residential, the leading community management company in Arizona, has named Vanessa Dreyer as its new Vice President of the Large Scale II Division. She brings over 14 years of homeowner’s association industry experience to FirstService Residential. Dreyer will be primarily responsible for oversight of the company’s high rise condominiums and several large scale communities.… Read More →

Wilkinson Named Business Woman of the Year

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The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has named Dr. Christine K. Wilkinson as its 2014 Business Woman of the Year. She was honored at the 19th Annual Women in Business Conference on May 21 at the PERA Club in Tempe. Dr. Wilkinson is Senior Vice President and Secretary of the University and President, ASU Alumni Association,… Read More →

Sprouts hires chief human resources officer

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Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:SFM) has announced the hiring of Nancy LaMons as Chief Human Resources Officer. LaMons will be responsible for leading the company’s human resources and organizational development efforts. LaMons brings to Sprouts a strong background in the retail, consumer packaged goods and restaurant sectors, most recently as Chief People Officer at the… Read More →

Abrazo Health Announces New CEO

Michele Finney - Abrazo Health CEO

Michele Finney has been named chief executive officer of Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona with six hospitals and a network of primary care and specialty clinics. “Michele Finney is an accomplished healthcare leader who brings deep experience in running integrated health networks in our California operations to Abrazo Health,”… Read More →

Phoenix Fast-Food Workers Strike

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Calling for $15 and the right to form a union without retaliation, fast-food workers in Phoenix walked off their jobs Thursday as part of a wave of strikes in more than 150 cities across the US and protests in 33 additional countries on six continents. In all, strikes and protests reached more than 230 cities… Read More →